Livebooting Manjaro bspwm on a ThinkPad T420s

date: 2020-02-12

ThinkPad T420s

I'm getting some hands on time with the bspwm tiling window manager. RetroEdge.Tech is definitely about hardware and the ThinkPad T series of laptops have been a favorite of mine for about the last ten years or so.

Probably the best way to explain tiling window managers is that in the default mode, the windows do not overlap each other; one window does not hide another from view.

I really liked the feel of this, but takes a short bit to learn the shortcuts to open windows and move them around.

It is very likely that bspwm will soon become my desktop environment. I definitely am learning. It feels good to challenge myself to use something unfamiliar. It's a way of stretching the mind and exercising the mental muscels.

One of my goals is to set up bspwm from scratch on Alpine Linux, but I will probably first use the Manjaro bspwm installer to get used to it and build my proficiency.

tags: #ThinkPad #manjaro #bspwm #linux